Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a South American Indian people formerly inhabiting much of the Greater Antilles and now living chiefly in certain regions of Guiana.
  • n. The Arawakan language of the Arawak.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to the Arawak peoples or their languages.
  • proper n. An Amerindian people who lived in the region of the Caribbean when the Spanish arrived in America.
  • proper n. A group of Amerindian languages spoken around the Caribbean.
  • proper n. A Caribbean language belonging to this group.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of a widespread group of Amerindians living in northeastern South America
  • n. a family of South American Indian languages spoken in northeastern South America

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Examples

  • Our SUP boards, rented from a company called Arawak Expeditions, are well used, wide as a single mattress and 10 and 11 feet long, designed for stability.

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  • GENEVA -- 04 / 24 / 09 -- Arawak Energy Limited ( "Arawak" or the "Company") announces that following the successful offer by Rosco S.A. ( "Rosco") to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Arawak, the Company's shares have been delisted from trading on the London Stock Exchange effective 24 April 2009.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • GENEVA -- (Marketwire) -- 04 / 24 / 09 -- Arawak Energy Limited ( "Arawak" or the "Company") announces that following the successful offer by Rosco S.A. ( "Rosco") to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Arawak, the Company's shares have been delisted from trading on the London Stock Exchange effective 24 April 2009.

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  • GENEVA -- (Marketwire - April 24, 2009) - Arawak Energy Limited ( "Arawak" or the "Company") announces that following the successful offer by Rosco S.A. ( "Rosco") to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Arawak, the Company's shares have been delisted from trading on the London Stock Exchange effective 24 April 2009.

    Marketwire - Breaking News Releases

  • And so I look forward to next Thanksgiving with words once whispered to me by a Canadian Mohawk Warrior, who said: "Each year we Indians give thanks that Columbus thought he'd bumped up on the beaches of Calcutta and called our Arawak brothers

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  • Fitting, since the first barbecues were held on the beach on old Arawak grills called buccans that eventually brought us the words "barbecue" and "buccaneer" as sailors took up grilling.

    Panama, Ho!

  • Caquetio Amerinds, members of the Arawak tribe, migrated from Venezuela and were the first inhabitants on this arid, barren, cactus-filled island that is south of the hurricane belt and has an average year-round temperature of 82 degrees.

    Dwight Brown: Aruba: The Beach Is Just the Beginning...

  • If the Spaniards ran short of meat to feed the dogs, Arawak babies were killed for dog food.

    Eric Kasum: Columbus Day? True Legacy: Cruelty and Slavery

  • In fewer than fifty years, not a single Arawak remained, nor sign of them; they all perished as victims of slavery, European illnesses, and suicide.

    'Island Beneath the Sea'

  • The Avatar plot can also be seen as being emblematic of the destruction wrought on the gentle natives of the Caribbean (the Taino or Arawak Indians) by its "Discoverer," Christopher Columbus and the Spaniards who accompanied him to what he believed to be India.

    Printing: Sacred Avatar "Hometree" is the Mapou Tree in Haitian Vodun

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